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“Continuing from the first book in the series, The Boy with a Wish, this tale follows Nicholas to the Land Beyond Yon, where he meets the elves . . . learns to work with them . . . and one particularly grouchy elf learns to embrace the Christmas spirit.”
As parents and grandparents, we know that timeless tales generate endless questions about our holiday traditions, such as “How do reindeer fly?” “What is the magic of silver bells at Christmas?” “What is the Spirit of Christmas?” “How does Saint Nicholas visit so many children in just one night?”
Nicholas travels to The Land Beyond Yon, where the elves live beneath a dome people believe is only the aurora borealis. The elves have been waiting for him, but Nicholas soon discovers that making children’s wishes come true is not his only task. The elves do not know how to work together, bickering and working against each other. While Nicholas helps the elves learn how to cooperate, he has a problem of his own: how will he deliver toys to thousands of boys and girls around the world in a single night?
Nicholas and the elves find a solution and discover that anything is possible if you just believe. This second book in the Nicholas Stories series will lead your family on a heartwarming journey to a place where gifts of love explain the true meaning of Christmas.
About the Author
The first of the Nicholas Stories series began with a college writing assignment in 1970. From there, Nicholas and those who help him have become a world of their own. Harry B. Knights enjoys traveling the country, speaking with teachers, students, and people from all walks of life, and lives with his wife, Christine, in St. Petersburg, Florida.
FIRST FLIGHT OF ST. NICHOLAS:
The Nicholas Stories #2
By Harry B. Knights
Illustrated by Calico World Entertainment
JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
48 pp. 11 5/8 x 9
48 color illustrations
ISBN: 9781589800601 hc